Our Relationships With Our Friends – October 27, 2016

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

1 Corinthians 15:33, Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.

Proverbs 13:20, Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Proverbs 27:6, Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Over the past few weeks, I have taught a series at Cottonwood Creek titled, ‘Relationship Goals God’s Way!’ The topics covered so are were: love, humility, forgiveness, commitment and the do’s and don’ts of great relationships.

In my blogs this week, I am offering  practical, biblical advice on our five most important earthly relationships. Today’s relationship focus is friendships. Read what the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:9, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” Having good friends is important especially when we fall, but the Bible also tells us what kind of friends we need to choose. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:33, “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” In other words, you want to choose friends with good character because if they are close friends, their character will either positively or negatively affect your character. So today, think about your friendships, invest in your friendships with the gift of time, and put boundaries on negative friendships.

Think about that and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D